Set 1: d1t01 - Jack Straw d1t02 - Bertha d1t03 - Walkin' Blues d1t04 - Friend Of The Devil d1t05 - When I Paint My Masterpiece d1t06 - Loser d1t07 - Cassidy d1t08 - New Speedway Boogie
Set 2: d1t09 - Tuning d1t10 - Iko Iko d1t11 - Saint Of Circumstance d2t01 - Ship Of Fools d2t02 - Playing In The Band -> d2t03 - Drums -> d2t04 - Space -> d2t05 - All Along The Watchtower -> d2t06 - Morning Dew -> d2t07 - One More Saturday Night
September 10, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
February 25, 2011 Subject:
I remember that the roads were a bit icy getting to this show, a wintery atmosphere outside. There seemed to be a sort of windy-chilly adrenaline blast underpinning the takeoff of the 1st set, sort of a teetering but exciting atmosphere on stage. There are plenty of flubs and misses but the energy and interplay is wild.
The second set is much the same, has lots of excitement. Honestly, the vocal flubs should be mentioned (yes, the M Dew is nice, but the pre-solo vocals are a mess).
Very interesting and cool show.
January 4, 2011 Subject:
Some of my fondest memories of a Dead show.
A McDonalds filled with heads, a sea of tie-dye and patchouli where I consumed a big mac with garnished with some magical fungus. A child asks his mom "is the circus in town?" to with my friend replied "kid, we ARE the circus".
Crazy public transit ride from Schenectady packed with heads going to the show where we met lots of great folks.
And what a great scene around the Knick that seemed to just consume the surrounding city.
As for the show, well let's face it, in the grand scheme of things wasn't one of their best (plus a fairly uninspired set list) but for anyone who was there you'd have to agree that it fantastic show at which to have been. The one-two punch of Jack Straw & Bertha was a great way to kick off the show. The New Speedway to end the set was great - I hadn't yet heard the revamped version and after hearing this, wondered why they ever stopped playing it. The Iko & Saint second set opener was also a highlight for me as well as an excellent Morning Dew.
Thanks for making this great soundboard souvenir available!
January 24, 2010 Subject:
Albany the second time around
I missed the previous spring's shows here when Albany quickly became the new hot spot on tour.For many, myself included, these were the first shows we would see since Brent's untimely death, so that was clearly on many minds.Vince was also playing solo these three shows and for that, they are all worth all checking out.
The first set starts off with a strong Jack Staw and a long break before a warmly received Bertha, which is good.The mid part of the set has a couple lyric spaces outs from Jerry, but nothing serious. The band is getting in sync and you can hear Vince's increased confidence, granted some of his sounds he got out of that Casio leave much to be desired.
Masterpice on is really good. With the Cassidy being exceptional. A set closing New Speedway was explosive, telling and high energy.It was a sign of the times with us being in the firt Gulf War.
Set II starts off with an upbeat Aiko and the band is grooving now. A really strong Saint of Circumstance, even with some rough chord playing by Bob, is really good and ends powerfully.
Ship of Fools is perfect and Jerry delivers a great reading.Vince plays very well on this too.
Playing strenches out into some decent spaces. The real high light of this show was the post space.
The Band delivers a intense Watchtower with a real sense of urgency and it is remarkable. This is followed by an excellent Morning Dew. Jerry continues the them of urgency but also remorse and delivers a powerful version. He even nicely extends the bridge before singing the final verse, and the ending is quite nice although it does seem Jerry wanted to push the final jam alittle furthur.This was easily an acknowledgment to the loss of Brent. They close out the set with a smokin' Saturday night.
The encore is one of my personal favorites I saw post Brent. It really has a haunting beginning by Vince,which slowly drifts into the song and it develops into a beautiful and poignant hommage, actaully the entire post space was, to our lost brother. Bobby's screams at the end are quite emotional and a vindication of our collected grief for Brent.
September 16, 2008 Subject:
I was waiting for a board of this show. I loved Albany and I may be biased is very underrated and overlooked show. Thanks for all the work you do cgarlie. The music would be null and void if not for people like you.